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  • Alev Gokce Erem
    Alev Gokce Erem was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She developed a strong interest in music at a very early age when she started to learn the piano. After finishing primary school in 1994, Gokce continued her studies at I.T.U. Turkish State Musical Conservatory. The following year, she auditioned to stud... Read More
  • Alix Raspe
    Alix Raspe studied harp in the studio of Bridget Kibbey at NYU with a minor in Childhood Adolescent and Mental Health Studies. Before attending NYU, Alix received the Annapolis Music Festival Maestro Award as an outstanding soloist. You can see Alix as an extra in the major motion picture Reser... Read More
  • Andie Springer
    Andie Springer (M.A., Violin Performance, 2008) is a passionate and versatile musician. Originally from Alaska, today she is making herself known in the New York music scene. Her strengths range from the nuanced artistry of the classical tradition to the wildly experimental.Ms. Springer earned a Bac... Read More
  • Dawn Avery
    Dawn Buckholz Avery (M.A. Cello Performance, 1992) was cellist and vocalist on the 1998 Grammy-nominated album, Breath of Heaven by Grover Washington and has been touring and recording around the world as a soloist and with her critically acclaimed group, CELLOVISION! Along with master percussi... Read More
  • Emirhan Tunca
    Emirhan Tunca received an advanced certificate at NYU Steinhardt where he studied with Professor Marion Feldman. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, into a family of musicians. He began studying the cello with Rahsan Apay at the age of eight, followed by Professor Dilbag Tokay at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts ... Read More
  • Greg Heffernan
    Greg Heffernan, (B.M., Cello Performance, 2005). Since graduating in 2005, Greg has been very successful in building upon contacts and familiarity with New York City to make music performance his full-time profession in New York City. He is a regular recording studio musician, tours constantly, and ... Read More
  • Hannah Hens-Piazza
    Hannah Hens-Piazza, a classically trained violist, received her BM and MM in String Instrumental Performance from New York University. Raised in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, she is on faculty at the Diller-Quaile School of Music and she serves as adjunct faculty at NYU. Hannah main... Read More
  • Iryna Kit
    Iryna Kit, born in Lviv, Ukraine, began to study violin and piano at the age of 6 when she was discovered to have perfect pitch and enrolled at the Lviv Special Music School. In 2004 Iryna’s family immigrated to New York where she enrolled in the Special Music School for gifted children at the... Read More
  • Julia Brandenburg
    Julia Brandenburg was born and raised in Rhode Island where she began her studies on the violin at the age of five. In 2010-2011 she was named the Alen Fox Talent Scholarship recipient at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School where she studied with David Rubinstein. She received her undergradua... Read More
  • Kevin Kuh
    Kevin Kuh studied with Anton Miller when he was a student at NYU. Originally from Flemington, NJ, Kevin began his formal violin studies at the age of six at the Si-Yo Music Society in New York City with Ma Si-Hon, making his first public performance when he was seven. At age 11, he began studying at... Read More
  • Leyla McCalla
    Leyla McCalla (B.M., Cello Performance, 2009) lives in New Orleans, where her cello playing can be heard in clubs, on Royal Street, and on the radio. She also works as a teaching artist at the New Orleans Strings Project, an organization devoted to enriching the lives of inner-city children throug... Read More
  • Moonkyung Lee
    Active concert violinist Moonkyung Lee has made frequent solo appearances in Europe, the United States, and Korea with the Cordoba Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, NYU Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Europaea, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Zabrze Philharmonic ... Read More
  • Patrick Swoboda
    Patrick Swoboda is a bassist living and performing in New York City. Originally from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, received his Master's of Music degree at NYU Steinhardt. Comfortable on both upright and electric in any style or genre, Swoboda’s musical life is quite diverse. Beginning his b... Read More
  • Sarah Goldfeather
    Sarah Goldfeather is a Minnesota-born, Brooklyn-based violinist who earned her Master’s Degree in violin performance at NYU Steinhardt under the tutelage of Naoko Tanaka. At NYU, Sarah was concertmaster of the NYU Symphony as well as the Steinhardt production of Carousel. She is also passiona... Read More
  • Yu-Chieh Lee
    Born in Taiwan, Yu-Chieh Lee graduated in 2011 from the National Taiwan Normal University with a major in Music Performance. Ms. Lee won the Taipei City Competitions in 2003 and 2005 and received music scholarships from Yamaha, NTNU and NYU. A member of the Adjunct Viola Faculty at NYU Steinhardt, M... Read More